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Dental Bridges Silver Spring, MD

A dental bridge is the traditional treatment option for tooth loss. The dental prosthesis can replace a few missing teeth or a single lost tooth. Sometimes called a partial denture, a bridge will fit between the existing natural teeth. It attaches to your real teeth on either side of the space where your missing tooth once was. This forms a new “bridge” over the gap in your smile for an attractive, natural-looking result.

Dechter & Moy Dentistry provides dental bridges in Silver Spring, MD near you for lost teeth. Our dentist office also offers permanent, secure bridges that anchor to dental implants. This is the most stable and lasting option. An implant-secured bridge offers key benefits for your long term oral health, such as:

  • Reduces bone loss in the jaw. Using implants will help to retain natural bone structure by replacing the lost tooth root.
  • Secure result. Dental implants will provide the natural chewing ability and enable confident speech.
  • Preserves natural teeth. Using dental implants means that your dentist will not need to degrade existing teeth to accommodate the new bridge.

We will discuss the most suitable options for your health and cosmetic needs. Additionally, we will review all aspects of the treatment so that you can make an informed decision. As a team, we take time with our patients to get to know you, and understand your unique needs. Our dentists provide the services that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

The Dental Bridge Process: What to Expect

The traditional dental bridge process begins with an evaluation by one of our dentists. During this visit, we will determine whether a tooth replacement prosthesis is right for you and go over your options. The consultation will establish your needs, goals, and a personalized treatment plan to address them. Key elements that we need to consider are:

  • The health of your smile
  • The condition of your bone in the jaw
  • Your cosmetic goals and desires
  • The location of the missing tooth or teeth
  • Any medical conditions or medications that may impact your ability to heal

If our dentist determines that a traditional bridge will best suit your needs, we will begin treatment. Placing a dental bridge on existing teeth will take about 2-3 visits. First, our dentist will need to prepare the anchor teeth, or teeth that will hold the bridge in place.

After he prepares the anchor teeth, he will take dental impressions to use to create the custom-fitted appliance. We will send these impressions to a lab. There they will use Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy’s specific instructions for your tooth color, shape, and overall dimensions to make the bridge. Our team may provide you with a temporary bridge so that you have full function of your teeth while you wait for your new bridge.

Next, we will call you back into our office once we receive the final prosthetic from the dental lab. The final visit will be the placement of the bridge. Your dentist will make adjustments for comfort and proper bite function. You will leave our office will a full set of teeth and a beautiful smile!